Arrest made in casino stabbing case |

Arrest made in casino stabbing case

Remengesau William Erungel

With help from local news media, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department received information leading to the identification and arrest of a man suspected of being involved in a stabbing outside Harrah’s Lake Tahoe on Oct. 11.

Secret Witness information was received after local news media broadcasted and printed a plea for information concerning an incident in which a 23 year-old Carson City man was stabbed several times in a dispute over a parking spot, said Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tom Mezzetta.

The victim drove to the Village Center parking lot, and was taken from there by helicopter to a medical center for treatment, authorities said.

Twenty-four-year-old Remengesau William Erungel of Reno was arrested Saturday in Reno, pursuant to a warrant of arrest issued by the Tahoe Township Justice Court, charging him with the crime of attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon, Mezzetta said.

Erungel was being held under a $100,000 cash-only bail and will be returned to Douglas County to face those charges.

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